Fishing throughout the Orlando area can be done from a variety of locations such as the shoreline, piers and from a boat. When taking the family fishing pack a cooler filled with lots of water, juice and healthy snacks so you can make it a day-long fishing adventure. There are also professional fisherman throughout the area that cater to first time anglers and families with smaller kids.
Remember when fishing from your own boat or from the shore to adhere to all Florida Fish and Wildlife Fishing License requirements. To see a list of fishing license requirement's visit MyFWC.com/license/.
Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside
Ol' Man Island Fishin' Hole is a fully stocked pond offering catch and release fishing at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside. The pond is stocked with bluegill and perch making it possible for even the littlest of anglers to enjoy some time fishing. Fishing poles are available for rent and bait is available for purchase. Families can also enjoy the cane pole fishing adventure which is also available.
Ol' Man Island Fishin' Hole is open daily fro 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (Times sometimes vary, so call ahead to confirm times.) Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside is located at 1251 Riverside Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For more information call 407.934.6000.
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
Located just southeast of Orlando are the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Osceola County. Lakes included in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes are Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho), Lake Kissimmee, East Lake Toho, Lake Hatchineha, Lake Jackson, Lake Cypress and Lake Marian offering a combined total of more than 100,000 acres of fishing excitement. The lakes are filled with a variety of largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie.
These lakes offer a selection of boat ramps, marinas, bait shops, docks, fishing spots and camping areas around the shoreline. Families can go fishing while camping or pack a picnic to go fishing just for the day.
Stick Marsh and Farm 13
If you plan of spending your day fishing from a boat head out to Stick Marsh and Farm 13. These lakes are fully stocked with a variety of bass and has more than 800 pounds of fish per water surface acre. The two lakes, totaling 6,500 acres, are some of the area's smaller lakes which may not be as intimidating to young anglers. The lakes are primarily stocked with game fish and is a common location for catch and release. Stick Marsh and Farm 13 lakes are located northeast of Blue Cypress and west of Interstate 95.
Located north of Walt Disney World are the Butler Chain Lakes featuring 11 connected lakes in the Orlando area. The lakes cover more than 4,500 acres and offers a boat ramp and fishing from the shore. The Butler Chain of Lakes offer fishing for largemouth bass, bream, chain pickerel and crappie. The variety of fish stocked in the lakes make it possible for any angler to make the catch of the day.
Hopefully this list helps you find the perfect fishing locations for your families next outdoor adventure.